- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
RAVEN SOFTWARE, developer of numerous award-winning games, including contributions to the blockbuster Call of Duty franchise is looking for a talented and passionate Senior Audio Designer to join our world-class Audio team as we continue to develop the best games in the industry.
The perfect candidate will have a strong sense of design aesthetic and understanding of how implementation compliments design and be able to apply that successfully in service to gameplay. Candidates must also possess mastery over their DAW of choice (we prefer Reaper), have strong self-management skills and a willingness to freely share knowledge and techniques with other staff members in a highly cooperative environment. Successful interaction with disciplines outside of audio (animators, designers, programmers) is also a key component to any applicant’s success.
Interactive and linear sound effects design
Audio asset implementation with level editor, animation tools (Maya/3DS Max), etc.
Mixing and mastering
Troubleshoots audio issues, optimizes to meet memory budget and performance requirements across multiple platforms
Collaborates with audio programmers to improve existing tech and develop new features
Collaborates with relevant parties to design and build dynamic playback systems that link to existing in-game systems
Leading and mentoring junior and mid-level sound designers
Portfolio demonstrating strong sound design for realistic settings (see below)
Excellent understanding of game audio implementation techniques and concepts
Ability to edit music, voice and sounds for integration into dynamic playback systems
Experienced with a level creation/editing tool (ex. Radiant)
Comfortable scripting in a C-like programming language
Power user of chosen audio tools (Pro Tools, Nuendo, Reaper, Sound Forge, etc.)
Strong understanding of technical audio theory and audio engineering concepts
Minimum 2 shipped titles and 3-5 years in an audio role
Exceptional organization skills
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
C/C++ programming experience
Maya/3DS Max experience
Passionate about the FPS genre
Experience with Radiant and/or id tech
What We Want to See in Your Reel:
3-5 minute video file with footage from games on which you’ve worked
A cue sheet or superimposed text explaining your contributions to the footage
A diverse selection of footage including various types of work
No music, this is not a music role
Located in Madison, Wisconsin, RAVEN SOFTWARE offers an upscale work environment with state-of-the-art workstations, competitive compensation, a fun, collaborative environment, affordable living and an exceptional quality of life.
About the company
or more than 30 years, Activision has been changing the way people play. In the process, we have built one of the largest portfolios of recognized brands and today we are one of the most valuable interactive entertainment companies in the world.
Founded in 1979 as the first independent video game software developer and distributor, the company launched a series of multi-million unit selling titles in the early 1980s for the Atari 2600 including Pitfall, Kaboom! and River Raid. And since then, Activision has created some of the most iconic and memorable game experiences of all time.
Today, the company is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products for various consoles, handheld platforms and the PC. Over the past five years, we have continued to thrive as a leading digital entertainment provider whose games appeal to a variety of gamers.
We strive to make the most fun, thrilling, and engaging entertainment experiences for our players, who live in a world with many entertainment options.
We operate in more than 15 countries including in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, mainland China, Hong Kong and the region of Taiwan.
We recognize that our success is built upon the shared dedication of great people whose sense of mutual respect and teamwork drives our performance.